Needing to Restart Intellij Idea for updated environment variables values

HI,
In my spring mvc project i am accessing an environment variable like ${FLOCK_APPS_CONFIG} .
But when i change it value in .bash_profile file the same is not reflected even if i do mvn clean etc.
It always picks up the old value.
Only when i do Invalidate Caches and Restart does it starts picking up the updated value.

Why is that ?
Is there any way to avoid this ?

Thanks
Rohit BajajAsked:
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dpearsonCommented:
Environment variables are often only read once when a given process starts up.

I think it's just an implementation detail of IntelliJ.

If you don't like the behavior - your best bet is to contact the company and let them know.  They may have a workaround and if not they might put it on their todo list to fix in a future version.

Doug

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